Thursday, January 17, 2008

Very Short Movie Review

So. Saw Juno last night. I really enjoyed it. At first I was worried it was going to be too cute and coy for its own good, but the "zinging" dialogue settles down pretty quickly and you do realize, as precocious as Ellen Page's Juno is and as witty as Diablo Cody's script is, you realize you are watching believable, sympathetic and likable characters doing believable things.

I think those who find Page's Juno to be overly flippant should watch the film again and rather than listen to her one-liners, watch her face as she walks (er, waddles) through the halls of her school. It's filled with sadness and exhaustion and a sense of being overwhelmed. This is not an ironic or flippant movie.

The cast across the board is great. Even Vanessa (Jennifer Garner), who at first appears to be crazy of the "Back Away Slowly" variety, is very touching and heartbreaking.

But in my assessment, Juno is quite good; much better than Knocked Up.

Wanting to punch people in the wiener,

James "HVAC Man" Comtois



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